Nokia Calling All Innovators Contest is Back in 2009

Albany, NY (PressExposure) March 26, 2009 -- Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer programme, challenges mobile and web application developers worldwide to compete in the Calling all Innovators ([http://www.callingallinnovators.com/]) contest by submitting best-in-class applications for use on Nokia devices.

About the Contest The Calling All Innovators contest is open to anyone and mobile and web application developers worldwide to submit entries in three categories: • Internet innovation – Applications which can transform consumer-focused ideas into real applications on Nokia devices using technologies that include Nokia Web Runtime, XHTML, CSS, Java Script, AJAX, widgets and other standards-based web technologies. • Flash – Applications which expand the capabilities and user benefits of Flash Lite on Nokia S60 devices. • Emerging Markets and Mobile Necessities – For applications across mobile technology platforms – ranging from SMS through Series 40 and S60 device platforms. All applications will be considered, including those developed using Java, Python, or open source.

Awards The top three submissions in each category will receive cash and prizes that include: • Grand Prize winner: $30,000 USD in cash; "Spotlight" placement featuring the winning application for 4 weeks on the top page of Nokia's newly announced Ovi Store, where consumers will find the best mobile applications and content for their Nokia devices; and paid travel to demo the winning application at a Nokia-specified event in the Fall 2009. • 2nd Place: $15,000 USD in cash; "Spotlight" placement featuring the winning application for 3 weeks on a relevant category page in Nokia's newly announced Ovi Store, where consumers will find the best mobile applications and content for their Nokia devices. • 3rd Place: $10,000 USD in cash; "Spotlight" placement featuring the winning application for 2 weeks on a relevant category page in Nokia's newly announced Ovi Store, where consumers will find the best mobile applications and content for their Nokia devices.

In addition, the winning applications in all three categories will be reviewed by Nokia for possible preload on future Nokia devices. In the Flash category, there is an additional prize of $10,000 USD, for one application that also received money from the Open Screen Project Fund this year.

The top 10 submissions in all three categories will receive the Judge’s Choice Award, which provides a one-year membership in Forum Nokia Launchpad (value of 300 euros).

Important Dates • Submission deadline: Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on 30 June 2009. • Announcement of finalists: 17 August 2009. • Announcement of winners: At Nokia World on 2-3 September 2009.

About Forum Nokia Nokia's global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at [http://www.forum.nokia.com].

About Nokia Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

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Media Enquiries:


Nokia Américas Communications
Tel. +1 914-368-0423
Email: communication.corp@nokia.com


Nokia Communications
Tel. +358 7180 34900
Email: press.services@nokia.com


http://www.nokia.com

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